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What's Your Superpower?!

May 09, 2016

What if your superpower is the ability to combine images and words into a seemless whole?  And then what if you chose to use your powers to shine a light on different aspects of Jewish History?

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Holocaust Remembrance Day and Israel Independence Day

May 04, 2016

May 5 is Holocaust Remembrance day. We have many (many many) books in the library on the Holocaust as well as liturgy and prayers to be used in services.

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A Colorful Passover

March 31, 2016

There are many beautiful and colorful haggadot in the Library's collection, but every year Los Angeles professor, Rabbi Richard Levy, brings his class in to examine the Polychrome Historical Haggadah for Passover.

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Sex in the Talmud

March 14, 2016

Spring is in the air, so naturally our thoughts turn to ... Talmud! Just kidding. Our thoughts turn to sex. In the Talmud. It is my pleasure to interview author and Talmudist, Maggie Anton.

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Rejoice! it's Adar

February 26, 2016

It's no joke! The library has a great variety of Purim resources.

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Eugene Borowitz z.ts.l.

January 27, 2016

The Library mourns the loss of Dr. Eugene Borowitz

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Tu bi-Shevat - the Jewish Arbor Day

January 06, 2016

Tu bi-Shevat (15th of Shevat) is the New Year of the Trees. Check the library catalog and resource page for many examples of Tu bi-Shevat seders, prayers, and activities.

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Hanukkah

November 30, 2015

The nights are getting long which means that Hanukkah must be coming to bring some light into the dark nights. Check out the library for some great Hanukkah resources.

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Virtual Museum: "The Jewish Museum of the American West"

October 29, 2015

Check out this new virtual resource from the Western States Jewish History Association. Their goal, "Western States Jewish History is dedicated to the discovery, collection and dissemination of items and information pertaining to the Pioneer Jews of the American West, and how and why they were so successful."

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Kristallnacht Resources

October 29, 2015

While Kristallnacht is covered in many books on the Holocaust, we have pulled a selection of books that focus on it.

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